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7 Impressive Thanksgiving Dishes to Try This Year

Forget the turkey! These delicious alternatives will help you put a new spin on your annual Thanksgiving feast.

If the turkey has been a dish you’ve long loathed and find way overdone, then worry not. We’ve scoured the WL Recipe Finder to find the best alternatives for your holiday meals.


1. Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham

Perhaps the second most popular dish for the holidays: Railtown Catering‘s honey-glazed ham is simple, yet so effective.


2. Salt-Crusted Leg of Lamb

Lamb pairs exceptionally well with a wide selection of spices and herbs and a quality rack or leg of lamb makes for an eye-catching centrepiece—especially when it looks like this one from Yalla‘s Joel Pollock.


3. Lamb Shank with Parsnip Puree and Spring Vegetables

This recipe from West Oak Restaurant is another variation of lamb that maintains a synergy of class and comfort; the spring vegetables fit surprisingly well into a holiday setting.


4. Roasted Duck with Potatoes and Gravy

Clement Chan of Torafuku shares his quick-and-easy recipe for roast duck. With a medley of vegetables and fresh herbs, it’s just as comforting as a classic turkey dinner.


5. Fennel-Crusted Steak 

By mixing fennel, coriander, peppercorn and ginger, Jenny Hui of the Lazy Gourmet gives steak a festive makeover; the flavours and aroma are perfectly suited for the holidays.


6. Turnumpkin (Vegan Turducken)

What could be the most creative and unique recipe so far, Mamie Taylor’s Chef Jeff Koop shares his vegan solution for the holiday season.


7. Hanger Steak with Boudin Noir and Fingerling Potatoes

An impressive, easy-to-make recipe from Sai Woo, this dish has a delightful mix of textures with the addition of boudin noir; the red wine reduction gives a sophisticated twist to a tender cut of hanger steak.

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